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With so many top strikers set to appear in EA Sports FC, players will need a backline of solid defenders to keep them at bay. The official player ratings are yet to be revealed, so here are our predictions for the top 10 best defenders in EA Sports FC 24 Ultimate Team.

EA Sports FC is due to arrive later in 2023, bringing back the popular Ultimate Team mode that made the FIFA series a household name. Despite the name change, fans can look forward to another year of building their dream squads full of the best players in the world.

Balance is key to crafting an effective team, so alongside prolific goalscorers and creative midfielders, it’s vital to have a solid backline of top defenders.

With this in mind, here are our predictions for the top 10 best defenders in EA Sports and their ratings.

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Who will be the best defender in EA Sports FC?

EA Sports FC best defender predictions

We’re still waiting for the developers to reveal player ratings for EA Sports FC, but don’t be surprised to see defenders take up plenty of the top spots. Here’s a list of the players we think will be named the best defenders in EA Sports FC 24:

Player Name Club Position Upgrade/Downgrade Predicted Rating
Ruben Dias Manchester City CB +1 89
Virgil Van Dijk Liverpool CB -2 88
Marquinhos PSG CB 88
Antonio Rudiger Real Madrid CB 87
Andrew Robertson Liverpool LB 87
Kieran Trippier Newcastle RB +2 86
Joao Cancelo Man City LB -2 86
Trent Alexander-Arnold Liverpool RB -1 86
Theo Hernandez AC Milan LB +1 86
Alessandro Bastoni Inter Milan CB +1 85

We’re predicting that Manchester City’s Ruben Dias will be crowned the best defender in EA Sports FC 24 after another stellar season. The Portugal star was instrumental in the team that won the treble, so EA will likely reward him with a rating boost up to 89.

We expect full-backs Kieran Trippier and Theo Hernandez to also receive a rating increase, as they both played major roles in guiding Newcastle United and AC Milan, respectively, into the Champions League.

Meanwhile, the likes of Virgil Van Dijk and Joao Cancelo will almost certainly be hit with downgrades. The Liverpool man struggled in a difficult season for his side, while Joao Cancelo was forced to sit on the sidelines during his loan spell with Bayern Munich.

Those were our predictions for the best defenders in EA Sports FC. We’ll be sure to update this page with the final player ratings once they are revealed.

In the meantime, be sure to check out our other EA Sports FC guides:

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